BAUMHOLDER, Germany — OK, you’re bad to the bone.

You do physical training three times a day. But can you swim .75 miles, hop on a bike and ride 39.8 miles, then cap it all off with a 7.5 mile run?

The city of Baumholder is going to give fitness freaks a chance to test their endurance with its inaugural triathlon, said Bernd Mai, who’s overseeing advertising and media for the Baumholder Triathlon.

The event is planned for July 30, and will center on the Stadtweiher — a lake on the edge of Baumholder, just outside H.D. Smith Barracks, the base for 2nd Brigade and Division Artillery, 1st Armored Division.

Organizers are planning individual and team triathlons, in which three-person teams will compete. Team competition will require one member beginning the event riding, a second swimming and the third running, said Mai, a 222nd Base Support Battalion spokesman.

The individual competition will require each entrant to swim, bike and run in that order, he said.

For teams, there will be two competition categories: Category A will require a team member to bicycle 64 kilometers, another to swim 1.2 kilometers and the third to run 12 kilometers. In Category B, the distances will be halved.

Team members also will be recognized for how well they do separate from their team performance.

The running portion will be in downtown Baumholder, with the swimming in the city lake. Roads around the city will be closed for the cycling, Mai said.

The entry fee is 20 euros for individuals. For teams, the fee is 35 euros if they sign up by July 15, and 40 euros after, Mai said.

About 150 locals are volunteering from the city government and various civic organizations such as the fire department and lifeguard club, which are triathlon sponsors. Baumholder’s triathlon replaces one held from 2001 through last year in nearby Kusel. But the Kusel event ended because the city was unable to recruit enough volunteers, Mai said.

Organizers are planning to pick up the 150 teams that participated last year in Kusel, he said, with a total expected turnout of at least 450 to 500 people. The number of entries could be far higher with the possibility that Baumholder could become a qualifier for a German national triathlon, Mai said.

Winners will get a T-shirt for participating, but organizers haven’t determined what winners will receive, he said.

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